SUMMER 2020: COVID-19, LOCKDOWN, AND HEAT

  • 03/31/2020
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  • By Sean Si
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Delivering smart options to your doorstep

 

Summer is here. As the temperature gets hotter, and as more people are staying indoors due to enhanced community quarantine, an increase in your electric bill is surely on the way. There is solace, however, in knowing that your house can be powered by the sun.

 

Lower your bills

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By installing solar, you will become your own power producer. That means you generate your own electricity. The result: lower electric bills.

 

Now is the time

Many consumers have been contemplating on getting solar, especially in these very critical times when everything is uncertain and indefinite: money, work, media, power supply.

 

WHAT ARE YOUR SOLAR OPTIONS?

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GRID TIE SOLAR

Grid-tie systems interconnect solar power with grid power from the utility company. These solar systems do not use batteries. They do not need batteries, because there is no need to store power. When it is daytime, the power comes from solar. When it’s night time, the power comes from the grid.

When you use more electricity than your solar is producing, then you will start using grid power from the utility (or Meralco power). On the other hand, when you produce more power than you consume, the excess or surplus power generated can be exported to the grid using the Net Metering program of the utility company. The exported power is paid via credits on your electric bill, which can be used later on.

What happens to the exported power? Electricity sent to the grid from your solar system can then be used by other consumers on the grid (such as your neighbors). If you want to lower your electric bills and reduce it by 30% to 70%, or even eliminate it and make it a #ZeroBill, then the Grid Tie system is the best solution – especially if you are located in a metropolitan area or city where the grid power is stable most of the time.

 

OFF-GRID SOLAR OR HYBRID SOLAR (SOLUTIONS WITH BATTERIES)

There are, of course, some clients who require the reliability of instant backup power that can only be provided by solar systems with batteries. With an off-grid solar system or hybrid solar system, you can maximize excess solar harvest by storing the power in the batteries for evening consumption, or consumption during times when there is no grid power. Batteries serve as a buffer for times when the sun is not enough and loads have to be continuously supplied with sustained energy. Off-grid or hybrid solutions are for those that expect 24/7 power, and cannot rely on the grid or utility (or Meralco) for continuous stable power.

 

Learn more about lithium

Lithium battery

The best kind of batteries that technology has to offer in the market today are lithium batteries. Solaric has installed hundreds of solar panel systems with batteries for clients all throughout the archipelago, including commercial, industrial, and military clients. There are some projects that require ZERO power outages, such as radar or mission-critical communication systems. In such instances, Solaric has designed customized solar systems that power entire islands or radar facilities – those that have zero diesel, zero oil, and zero grid. Yes, Solaric can deliver power even when it seems nearly impossible.

 

And then you can SMILE

SMILE Lithium battery hybrid system: a European design award winner and very popular in countries in which the government actually pays the consumer to put in batteries with their solar systems, in order to help manage the grid. It works like the regular grid-tie system but with a twist — a smart system that detects if there is excess power and diverts it proportionately to battery charging before selling it to the utility for a discount. It also detects when the entire house is starting to use grid power. When that happens, it proportionately discharges the battery, keeping grid power consumption to zero until the batteries run out.

In times of calamities or power outages, it can supply a steady 5000w of critical loads until the batteries run out or until the batteries get recharged by the sun the next day. This setup is highly beneficial and self-sustaining. Again, these types of setups are requested by those who are serious about disaster management, or those who are in power-starved locations. Such systems like these will cost about 50% to 70% more than the typical Grid Tie systems.

A grid tie solar system is connected both to your utility grid and solar panels. It uses solar energy as the first priority power to be used to cover your daytime consumption, enabling you to cut down the cost of your utility bills.

 

YOU SAVE MONEY + YOU SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT

By going solar, you depend less on non-renewable sources of energy and reduce your carbon footprint. As time goes by, a lot of people are becoming more aware of climate change and are beginning to make their switch to a cleaner and sustainable source of energy. A typical Solaric system eliminates more than four tons of CO2 per year which is equivalent to planting 50 trees each year. Not only are you able to save money but you also protect the environment and help build a more sustainable future for generations to come.

 

CHOOSE WISELY

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Solar is the power of choice, especially in tropical sunny Philippines. In these times of uncertainty and fear, explore wise, long-term solutions that will serve all your needs and requirements. Talk to a Solaric consultant before you choose which system is best for you!

 

Turning on the sun

At Solaric, we appeal to Filipino sensibilities of approachability, service and value. Before we give a quotation, we learn how you use energy. We determine the best ways to maximize your return on a hard-earned investment. We present different strategies to ensure that you achieve your solar goals. We want to ensure reduced expenses and increased savings so that you make that one-time wise business and environmental investment. We always do our best to deliver fast, efficient, and thorough customer service. We are in the business of not just selling solar panels – but also enabling solar-powered lifestyles. With this, we want to provide endless satisfaction by delivering Solaric Service Satisfaction, ranging from permanent reduction of electric bills to the ultimate ZERO bill.

 

Solaric is the leader in rooftop solar

Solaric has established its name across the renewable industry as a proven and reputable rooftop solar leader. Backed by decades of experience, Solaric has installed more than 50% of residential rooftop solar in the Philippines and has delivered significant cost reductions in electricity expenses, as well as milestone contributions to a cleaner, greener, and renewable future. We want every Filipino to enjoy the benefits of clean and renewable power. Welcome to the new generation of solar and turning on the sun.

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If you also want to #TurnOnTheSun then give us a call at 75040092 or 09178603141 or 09083775577, email info@solaric.com.ph or visit www.solaric.com.ph

We will gladly explain to you how the system works, or schedule a survey so we can give you options for your new home or existing homes or businesses.

At Solaric, we Turn on the Sun.